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Come knit and crochet with us on the third Thursday of every month, 10 am to 1 pm. We meet at Caffe Zia Gianna, 1739 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester. I started this group because my friends and I love to knit and/or crochet, and we love getting together in a friendly place with excellent food. Chef-owner Nino Barbalace offers delicious Sicilian and American breakfasts and lunches, and the briosche are worth a trip from anywhere! Zia Gianna is in Dorchester, convenient to the Shawmut stop on the Red Line, easy to reach from the Expressway, and close to Stitch House. Plenty of on-street parking.

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Knit, crochet, hang out, enjoy a delicious brunch!

Zia Gianna Italian Bakery & Caffe

Chef-owner Nino Barbalace's new Italian cafe and bakery features breakfast and lunch. It's named in honor of Nino's aunt, who taught him to cook authentic Sicilian food. This group is also listed on a couple of other sites in addition to Meetup, so the RSVP list is usually a low estimate.

Knit, crochet, hang out, enjoy a delicious brunch!

Zia Gianna Italian Bakery & Caffe

Chef-owner Nino Barbalace's new Italian cafe and bakery features breakfast and lunch. It's named in honor of Nino's aunt, who taught him to cook authentic Sicilian food. This group is also listed on a couple of other sites in addition to Meetup, so the RSVP list is usually a low estimate.

Knit, crochet, hang out, enjoy a delicious brunch!

Zia Gianna Italian Bakery & Caffe

Chef-owner Nino Barbalace's new Italian cafe and bakery features breakfast and lunch. It's named in honor of Nino's aunt, who taught him to cook authentic Sicilian food. This group is also listed on a couple of other sites in addition to Meetup, so the RSVP list is usually a low estimate.

Knit, crochet, hang out, enjoy a delicious brunch!

Zia Gianna Italian Bakery & Caffe

Chef-owner Nino Barbalace's new Italian cafe and bakery features breakfast and lunch. It's named in honor of Nino's aunt, who taught him to cook authentic Sicilian food. This group is also listed on a couple of other sites in addition to Meetup, so the RSVP list is usually a low estimate.

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Knit, crochet, hang out, enjoy a delicious brunch!

Zia Gianna Italian Bakery & Caffe

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